Paul Mansfield named CEO of IT consultancy Trimantium GrowthOps

27 June 2018

Trimantium GrowthOps was formed in 2017 with the merger of eight separate IT advisory and consulting firms to form a super-consultancy. After a successful merger, the firm listed on the Australian Stock Exchange earlier this year, for an initial public offering of $70 million, and is currently listed for $143 million. 

GrowthOps integrates creativity and innovation with more traditional forms of consultancy including management and strategy advisory. The firm boasts advertising and marketing skills alongside digital capabilities, software development, and cloud offerings. The consulting firm has offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney and also offers its services across the Asia Pacific region. 

The firm has appointed tech entrepreneur Paul Mansfield as the new Chief Executive Officer. Mansfield has been with GrowthOps since November last year and has a wealth of experiencing building and exiting tech-based companies. His latest venture is Skedulo, an SaaS scheduling product business which is headquartered in the US. 

Mansfield has previously founded and subsequently exited a company called Weblinc, which sold to Cloud Sherpas in 2012. He acted as the Asia Pacific Managing Director from 2012 to 2015 with the firm before it was acquired by Accenture, for which he helped manage the companies’ transition. 

Paul Mansfield has been named as the new CEO of IT superconsultancy Trimantium GrowthOps

“I am very pleased to be expanding my role with GrowthOps,” Mansfield said. “Its unique offering across creative, technology and management consulting, combined with our talented and passionate staff, position the company for a bright future. The team has already shown a tremendous ability to collaborate to deliver growth for the company, and to help our clients grow,” he said. 

Dominique Fisher, Chairman of Trimantium Growthops’ Board of Directors, said of the appointment; “Paul Mansfield is a growth and sales-orientated CEO who understands the unique opportunities and challenges facing GrowthOps.”

“He brings a disciplined, systematic approach to organic growth that will position the company well, both competitively and for the seamless execution of large, value-added projects for its clients. Paul and Phillip Kingston have been working together seamlessly and will continue to do so,” Fisher concluded. 

GrothOps Founder and managing director, Phillip Kingston said; “Paul has demonstrated excetptional leadership and management skills since he joined GrowthOps. I’m delighted to continue to back Paul to lead GrowthOps into the future.”

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Ian Watt leads Energy & Environment arm of L.E.K Consulting Australia

15 April 2019

Ian Watt has joined L.E.K Consulting’s as a partner and leader of the firm’s Australian Energy & Environment practice. Watt is based in Sydney.

“We are delighted to welcome Ian Watt to L.E.K Consulting,” said Nick Holder, who leads the firm’s operations in the Asia Pacific region and is country leader of the Australia business. “His experience working with utilities to successfully address waves of market disruption and regulatory complexity bolsters our ability to drive value creation for clients.” 

Watt joins from Strategy&, where he worked since 2010, initially with Booz & Company before transitioning to Strategy& through PwC's $1 billion acquisition of Booz in 2014. He brings over a decade of experience advising clients in the energy, utilities, mining and industrials sectors across Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. His experiences span the utility value chain, and comprise a mix of growth strategy (strategic planning, go-to-market models), operational transformation (cost, business model, and performance optimisation) and innovation (design of new products and services). 

During his career at Strategy&, Watt worked from the firm’s offices in London, Sydney, and most recently Calgary – he relocated to Canada in 2016 to help launch and build the Strategy& firm in the country. Prior to his consulting spell, he held several technical an economic consulting roles in the engineering industry, having started his career in Mott MacDonald’s consultancy team in the UK.

Ian Watt leads Energy & Environment arm of L.E.K ConsultingAt L.E.K Consulting, which has over 1,400 professionals globally, Watt will lead the Australian Energy & Environment practice. His appointment comes at a time when the energy & utilities sector is facing major change, with market disruption and regulatory complexity taking hold. According to L.E.K. Consulting, “Primary energy suppliers, OEMs and utilities, among others, turn to L.E.K. to benefit from its experience gathered over decades of tackling major strategic and operational issues in the sector.”

The presence of large energy conglomerates and mining giants means Australia's energy & resources consulting industry is the 2nd largest globally, trailing just the massive market of the United States. Government data shows that the resources sector comprise 15% to 20% of the national economy and up to 60% of Australia’s exports. BHP Billiton (the fourth largest company by revenue in Australia) and Rio Tinto (revenue of $40 billion) are major players in the space, meanwhile beyond mining & resources, companies such as energy retailers (e.g. Alinta Energy, BlueNRG, Click Energy, etc) and energy generators (e.g. AGL, Origin and EnergyAustralia) are ramping up their spending on external consultants in a bid to successfully position themselves for future sustainable growth. 

Watt’s move brings the total of new partners at L.E.K. in Australia to three this year. Previously, Joe Sponholtz joined the Sydney office from rival consultancy Partners In Performance, while Melbourne-based Philip Wheeler was promoted internally to partner.

Last week, Bain & Company named a new leader for its Australia and New Zealand division: company veteran Peter Stumbles.